Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lego Building Club was a SCREAMING success!

Finally, a program with instant popularity! It was popular, it was wild, it was chaotic. Partly it was chaotic because our youth services meeting, which usually ends at 1, went later and later and...I arrived back at the library at 3:25 and the program started at 3:30. Theoretically, we were supposed to do a theme, but I laid out the legos and opened the door as fast as I could and the kids were practically dancing with impatience. They poured in, pounced on the Legos, and were completely absorbed. We had around 30 attendees, mostly boys 7-10, with some younger kids, a few little girls who discovered the box of pink legos, and parents who enjoyed chatting together while their kids constructed creations! We put the finished Lego creations on display - next time I'm going to have paper and writing stuff available so kids can put their name and something about what they built. Yay Legos!

2 comments:

Charlotte said...

Last year I got to spend $400 of FOL money on lego for the library--yay!

Jennifer said...

I was going to ask our Friends for some - but then a woman brought in a GIANT tub of Legos from her basement, so we have plenty! Several moms are planning on donating more - they're going to weed their sons' collections when they're not looking. I did tell them we'd rather have plain bricks and they're less likely to miss those...